Rick Spielman

A daily reader and, I guess, a lurker. A scientist, who is neither a supporter or denier of climate change but one who adamantly opposes the loss of scientific ethics in the climate debate. I hold an M.S. in Applied Science and a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics. I am a Visiting Research Professor at Idaho State University. I specifically examine the┬ádata quality and data analysis of many climate posts. In particular, I have skills in data filtering and wavelet analysis. I have years of experience in fluid modeling and understand the fundamental limitations of computer models. Science is nothing more than measurements, hypothesis, and predictions – followed by more and better measurements. Science is skepticism. In the end science will overcome political and societal pressure.